Raised Bed Gardening Blog


Two weeks spent in Sicily over a year ago, and every day we ate eggplant. Eggplant parmigiana, caponata, rolled and stuffed with ricotta or in a tomato sauce, grilled in a garlic sauce, on pizzas, and so many more ways. A native to India, eggplant contain an alkaloid thought to aggravate gout and arthritis, but at the same time, they have much nutritional value, including phytonutrients for fighting free radicals. Tonight we're making it dipped in an egg/panko/parmesan mixture, and lightly fried in olive oil, before layering it into a casserole with mozzarella and ricotta cheeses, arugula, and fire roasted tomatoes. Add a nice Nero d'Avola to this and a crisp, fresh salad right out of our Grow Y'own, and it becomes a meal to remember on a snowy night with a blazing fire! Salute!

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